The cold does not help, in fact, makes the situation worse: sinusitis is a disorder that is exacerbated own during the winter months. Annoying and often almost unbearable, sinusitis often arrives in bad company of symptoms difficult to ignore, such as headache and cough. Whether acute or chronic, here are some more clues to recognize as sinusitis, to unmask the symptoms, take the right remedies and choose the most effective cure.


It is nothing but an inflammation, acute or chronic, out of the sinuses, and in particular that of the mucous membrane covering them, swelling, produces an excessive amount of mucus. The mechanism is triggered deleterious: the mucosa swells causing a narrowing of the hosts that obstructs the normal drainage of mucus from the cavities of the nose and the mouth, and stagnation of mucus becomes “fertile ground” for bacteria, viruses or fungi from the nose or from the throat can reach the sinuses, also adding to inflammation infection. Sinusitis can also become chronic if left untreated, or is treated badly, inflammation can persist; hosts remain blocked while not causing any symptoms. In some periods of the year, then, the symptoms are inspired living, the noise is Lipizzaner.


The causes

Among the most popular responsible in case of sinusitis are bacteria and viruses, which attack the airways facilitating the formation of mucus, but also inflammation of the roots of the upper teeth should not be underestimated. Apart from the grounds, play a crucial role in the onset of sinusitis predisposing factors, such as malformation of the bony structures of the nose (nasal septa deviation or malformations of the structure of the turbines), the presence of polyps in the nose or allergic rhinitis.

All the symptoms

The symptoms that characterize sinusitis include: stuffy nose, severe headache, coughing up phlegm, mucus secretions yellowish nasal secretions of the descent to the throat (pharyngeal drainage); nasal voice; forehead, cheekbones Guanine and painful.

The remedies, care

If the culprits are the bacteria, the drugs are to be administered antibiotics, can counteract the inflammatory process and infectious load in the nasal structures. In addition, your doctor may prescribe other drugs that act on the symptoms: local decongestants, for use with the aerosol, to dissolve the mucus and local corticosteroid to thin secretions and clear the airways. To thin the phlegm and combat annoying stuffy nose, the fumigation are great allies. The mixture winning natural order includes: thyme, lavender, eucalyptus leaves, chamomile flowers, mint leaves and essential oil of pine.